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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. good wednesday morning at 5:00 a.m. thank you for joining us. >> i am kristen sze with leyla gulen and meteorologist mike nicco. we are hanging on to hope for rain. how does it look? >> hopeful. >> clinging on. >> we have more moisture this morning. check out petaluma garfield drive, lakeville street, looking at madison street and snow sonoma and we will see are delays at sfo.
milder this morning at 36 to 54 and by noon 58 at the coast and 62 with low clouds at coast and sunshine everywhere with a few high clouds and low-to-mid 60 at 4:00, and mid-to-upper 50s, a lot like yesterday, temperatures yes, the same, as yesterday. >> so you could be on video tape? >> could be. >> are the roads like yesterday? >> starting like yesterday. it was uneventful yesterday to be honest. hopefully it will stay that way. traffic at the eastern span of the bay bridge is smooth into san francisco. at 101, san jose by 880, 880 in the background, perpendicular to the freeway traffic is fine. flashing lights to the right. a stalled vehicle. but nothing in the way. 5:01. in the news, if you are flying southwest airlines in the next few gays call ahead to check on
the flight status. the airline has taken 100 planes out of service for an urgent maintenance check. matt keller is at sfo with more. >> here is the good news. this are zero cancellations at san francisco international airport for southwest airlines because of the maintenance issues. that is not true at all pay area airports. right now in oakland they have reported they have five cancellations for southwest airlines pause of the maintenance issues after three southwest flights were canceled yesterday at sfo along with five at oakland. yesterday southwest grounded 128 of their aircraft after realizing they failed to do a rivered maintenance chick on the stand by hydraulic system. the backup is used to control the rudder if the main system fails. southwest canceled 90 flights across the nation yesterday because of this. last night the f.a.a. agreed do let the airline resume flying the lanes while the inspections are done during the overnight
hours. there are still on stack commercial -- obstacles but that is mostly because of the weather, coming from dallas and atlanta and charlotte which are weather-related. oakland raiders push to share a new stadium in southern california with the chargers took on new urgency. another nfl stadium plan got approved by a neighboring city. we are in the newsroom with the details. we are talking about the st. louis rams so los angeles could go from having no professional football teams to having three if all the stadium deals go through. the raiders just announced last woke a joint effort with the san diego chargers to build an nfl sports arena in carson about 15 miles out of los angeles. both teams have struggled to secure stadium contracts their hometown and the images are an idea of what the site would look
like. the city council voted to aprove construction of a stadium for the programs and the owner bought 60 acre lot to develop. the fans say oakland sports do not hike the plans. >> i hope it is a scare tactic and the impetus to get >> carson is quite a ways out. the rams, chargers: that is three teams out there. >> carson and englewood are a short drive from each other and raiders and chairmans say they will continue for negotiate to make a deal if plans for the rams continue to manufacture forward their stadium could be finished by 2018. in the newsroom for abc. thank you, a group of students at uc berkeley hold a
protest criticizing a sexual assault conference held on campus saying the university should fix their own problems before presenting itself as a leader in the movement against campus rain. uc berkeley is under investigation by the federal office of civil rights for their handling of sexual assault cases and says they are making changes to improve including hiring an advocate for victims and giving victims nor rights in the investigation process. >> a map facing child molestation charges in a case police say spokesmans seven years. the man from los gatos is held on five counts including charges involving a child under ten. police say he knew the victim and had been molesting her since july of 2007. >> the man accused of kidnapping and killing morgan hill teenager is going before a judge today. a hearing to set a trial for torres is scheduled for 1:30 this afternoon. sierra lamar vanished in march of 1212.
her body was never found despite weekly searches. the prosecution claim they have of discovered her hair and d.n.a. inside the suspect's car and his d.n.a. was detected on her clothing which was discarded in a field. >> police want to you look at this video showing a passenger attacking a taxi driver on february 15 in san francisco. the man hailed a cab at sutter and grant and got out in daly city and refused to pay. when the 60-year-old driver confronted him he beat the driver. police say other people witnessed the attack but didding in to help. >> a deal to sell some of territories medical center prosecute to san pablo could be announced tonight. doctors, the original public hospital in west contra costa county is in severe financial study and could run out of cash by the end of the month. the deal could give the hospital board more time to decide whether to close or keep the current full service hospital
open. the board is looking for voter support for possible taxes to give the hospital a steady source of cash and will make a financial presentation at 4:00 this afternoon. >> hillary clinton is challenging silicon valley to do more to promote women interest higher positions in the tech world. she give the keynote speech at the silicon valley conference for women in santa clara yesterday. she called out technical leaders for not including more women in the workforce focusing on how hard it is for women to get into the industry. >> when it comes to technology the data reveals a massive digital divide in too many women who want to work more and earn more but are head become by outdated policies and pressures. >> we are going backwards. in a field that is supposed to be all about moving forward. >> the question on everyone's mind, of course, will she run for president?
she said she will make a decision in good time. >> it is just about 5:08 and we will see how the weather is. >> the weather is changing in good time. it is 39 in san ramon, the cool spot. and danville is 4. dublin is premium. pleasanton and livermore along with brentwood and antioch at 42. and everyone else around 43 to 44 and mount diabolo is alameda at 52 and half moon bay at 50. otherwise we have a lost 40s and a 39 in cupertino. foster city is 45. in the some are storm check out how smooth the bay water is this morning with a very light breeze for ferry ride. as we head into the afternoon the frees pick up at the coast and it will clear out low clouds this morning 61 to 63, inland and around the bay, 64 to 65 to
68. right now the winds are calm on the golden gate bridge as we look at the zip truck. light and scattered showers breezy and windy on friday. >> would that be a boston accent you are using? >> zipper. >> month zipper it is quiet in richmond but southbound 101 at great american parkway a couple of vehicles were tangled up. hopefully everyone is on the shoulder and no injuries involved. a wader view of the south bay and it looks like 101 travels to mineta san jose international airport is 54 miles per hour and along highway 87, clear and accident free headed into downtown san jose with a drive on 8023 problems and at top
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weeks. the concerns improving but impacting the wallet. each day they of frozen is a day of lost revenue. the coast guard says it is on a mission to help stranded freight ship that is stuck. 9 coast guard helped more than 245 vessels to get through the great lakes. >> there will be no meeting between senate democratic leaders and israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu when he is in washington. in a letter, netanyahu turned down an invitation to speak to democrats after the scheduled address to congressional republicans on march 3. netanyahu said he is being accused of partisanship and speaking to democrats would make it worse. democrats are angry because the going invited the israeli leader to address their caucus without touching base with president obama first and that is a violation of protocol. former los angeles mayor village -- mayor
sitting out the race for the position of senator boxer. he said that his heart is in california, not in washington dc. the decision leaves state attorney general kamala harris as the only major candidate in the race. >> california drivers have something to look forward to the board of equalization has voted to lower the state gas tax by 6 cents a gallon. that takes effect july 1. the adjustment is a result of a complicated deal that closed the 2010 budget deficit. with prices rising divers may not see an impact on the wallet. you may unless it during the commute, though, with the tax cut reducing funding for road repairs. >> as we have been telling you, southwest airlines is scrambling to complete inspections of dozens of planes that have forced it to condition sell flights. >> now 9 america's money report. >> good morning, topping america's money southwest grounds 128 plane because of inspection on a backup system
that were missed. the f.a.a. said they can fly if the inspections are done in the next five days. >> the annual car rankings and tesla is rated the best car for the second year in a row but the buick regal was best sports sedan beating out the bmw and the hop da odyssey was named best minivan. >> kids are cashing in $up to 6 from the to and in los angeles up to $13 from the tooth fairy. >> tooth fairy is going broke. >> a crack tried to problem a woman 5 a gas station and watch this surveillance video from houston gas station. the woman is pumping gas and the
man pulled up and opens the passenger door and steals her purse and the woman springs interest action, leaps across both front seats and out the passenger side and confronts the other driver and getting into a brief scuffle before he takes off dragging her along and police recovered the wallet and phone but her budget and a work i.d. have not been found. >> this is one of those, you watch it and you say police say don't do that. you want to say good for you but it is very dangerous... >> she hooked in pain and he was slamming the door on her. >> cautionary tale. we are watching our eye on the sky looking for rain. >> cautionary tale is to have the umbrella. you will probably not need it. >> good morning, february is to be one of the wettest months and probably going to be more dry than average but nothing on live doppler hd.
we have a few extra clouds and a little bit of fog this morning where all of the systems are in the upper midwest and heading into the mid-south if you are getting through minneapolis or kobeing through dallas you can see snow in both places even in dallas, this is how cold it has been east rockies while we have been basking in 60 and 70 degree warmth this winter you can see the clouds from the east bay hills punching through the golden gate bridge and moving to the east bay shoreline but the low clouds and the fog quickly transitioning to sun and mild temperatures. if you liked yesterday you will love this afternoon also our warm of the highs are tomorrow and the showers and the cooler breezes come in on friday and hang around through at least saturday. now, look at today's temperatures they will look like yesterday and they will feel like yesterday but the only thing different is a few extra high clouds in the afternoon hours compared to yesterday and, still, a very private day where you will need the sunglasses.
65 is the cool spot, san francisco, and richmond, up to 68, and palo alto morgan hill livermore, antioch, fairfield, napa and santa rosa, even 63 today at half moon bay. tonight, our mild conditions continue to develop dug the overnight hours and low-to-mid 40s inland and mid-to-upper 40s around the bay shore and 47 at half moon bay and san mateo and san francisco up to 50 to 52 degrees. tomorrow evening 7:00, you can see our low pressure spinning around vancouver coming right down the coast and by friday morning we will see an increase in the breezes and also the clouds. most of this moisture is going to end up in the sierra. the mountains 8 bring out more moisture than the lower elevation and they will get a couple of inches of snow and we get scattered height showers is then it is over, we could get .1" of rain. 70 tomorrow in the mid-60, and
get used to the low-to-mid 60s friday through tuesday but not is breezy sunday monday and tuesday. >> if you are thinking of taking bart 41 trains are on time ace train one is three. if you take ace train three five and seven, there will be some school group on those trains this morning so you could see a lost children with big backpacks and all students return on ace train four in afternoon. listen ahead. -- plan ahead. this is the golden gate bridge and we have a zipper truck that may its way to the north end of the bridge and we traffic is zipping along. no problems. no accidents. we have a couple of accidents in the south bay and this is in san jose, southbound 101 at lawrence expressway, one lane is blocked and the car hit the center divider and we have c.h.p. on the scene. as we take you north along 101 an early crash resulted in a
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it is 5:23. here are seven things to know before you go. the breaking news in martinez officers are searching for two people right now near i-680 after a chase that began in sacramento. three people are in custody and police think the group problems a department store before taking off in a stolen car. >> southwest airlines has grounded 128 planes and canceled at least 100 flights this morning after it missed rudder inspections in the bay area. five flights have been canceled in san francisco but nothing at san jose. >> a 20-year old baby disappear on monday morning and the mother was found last might and told authorities she and her son were
abducted. >> a jury in texas found a former marine guilty in the killing of american sniper author chris kyle and another man at a shooting range and eddie ray routh faces life in prison without parole. >> the englewood city council give the green delight a new football stadium for the st. louis rams which is less than half an hour from the site announced last week for a shared stadium for the oakland raiders and san diego chargers. six, off to a tranquil start this morning with a calm bay. but, notice the clouds and i show you where the thickest fog is this morning with unsettled weather on the way for friday and saturday and an update on a date for rain. >> traffic is still light and it looks like folks are hitting the snooze button because we do not have too much traffic just one action reported in san jose with updates in a moment. >> 5:4 happening now
astronauts are conducting a spacewalk outside the international space station and you look at a life shot from the international space station and the astronauts are doing cable work and lubricating the arm. they are installing more power and data cables. the extensive rewiring is needed to accommodate commercial crew capsules still in development. >> for the first time ever, nasa is showing us how much dust travels through the atmosphere. this was created from data collected by a satellite over six years. nasa says that more than 27 millions tons of dust drift from sierra desert to the amazon rain forest filling 100 now tractor trailers and it is crucial for the amazon to grow and flourish.
>> the entire "modern family," was shot on iphone and ipads and plays out on a computer scene while they are at at the airport trying to find their daughter at the airport and the entire family is texting and e-mailing to represent how many mod were american families communicate today. the episode airs tone at 9:00 right here. you can watch it on the go on your smartphone or tablet with a free watch abc app with download information at abc7news.com abc7news.com/apps. >> very appropriate, modern family modern technology. >> something to want. >> stay tuned.
live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. it is 5:29 often -- on this wednesday. >> mike is watching the weather. anot is dry. we said the miles an hour would come back and create fog and we have quarter-mile visibility around petaluma and that is showing up on live doppler hd with low clouds along the coast so want out. here is a look at what is going on as far as san rafael and you can see how localized the fog is because there is nothing. 12-hour day planner is mid-50s at the coast and the rest of us flirting with 60 and low-to-mid 60s by 4:00 and a few high clouds where sunshine and enjoy a delightful day with a chance of rain on friday and saturday. >> hopefully the fog out there
is not backing drivers. >> it is not. we do not need the low beams. right now starting at the toll plaza you can see cars are starting to build as you pull into the toll plaza fast trackers though are moving fast in san jose and that is a look at 280 pulling away from highway 17 in the northbound direction, those are the headlights and hardly any tail lights pushing southbound, with an action at 101 on lawrence expressway with details on the next report. >> we have break news, c.h.p. and other agencies are searching for suspects right new in martinez off interstate 680 after a chase that began this morning near sacramento. amy hollyfield is in hollywood with the latest. >> we see a police car drive by here and clearly still looking for the two suspects who ran away. there were a total of five people inside the car that crashed and they all took off running but officers caught three of them of the car chase
started in sacramento and police were after them for a robbery. they lost sight of the car because the driver turned off all car lights. the car was stolen and the onstar system kicked in and gave officer location and speed information. police were able to put out a spike strip. the car r car driver over it and ruined the tires and then crashed. there was no rubber left on the tires. the driver was 100 of three who was arrested and the drivers say no one was hurt. they say they did find a gun inside the car and they think from the hurricanes of things it appears they must have robbed a department store in sacramento. all of that, though, is now under investigation. thank you amy. an east bay republican lawmaker has introduce add bill to ban bart workers from going on strike.
the assemblywoman believes she can get the legislation passed by focusing on how damaging the bart strikes like the on walk outs in 2013 are to the commuters, traffic and the economy. bart workers have said a ban on strikes give management an unfair advantage in contract ins. the bill faces steep opposition in the democratically controlled legislature. current bart labor contracts are not set to expire until juan june of 20169. >> an arizona truck driver is inned for for causing a commuter train crash in southern california and was arrested yesterday afternoon on suspicion of felony hit-and-run accident. authorities say he got out of truck and was found walking more than a while and a half away from the accident in oxnard west of los angeles yesterday morning. we brought that story to you live. he said he turned prematurely and the truck was stuck on the rails. the ntsb said that the train pushed the truck 300' down the truck.
investigators are going over video from the cabin. metro link said the trains are designed to absorb impact from the crash and that saved lives. of the 28 taken to the hospital four are in critical condition this morning. >> caltrain has identified the driver killed by a train in menlo park, a man left a rose at the crossing where the woman died on monday in a car on the tracks when the crossing gates closed that nearly destroyed the crossing gates which took most of yesterday to repair. >> happening today funeral services are held for a san jose security guard being called a hero for saving a cheek's life. manny zuniga was gunned down on february 14 in front of a liquor store on north capitol avenue. he tried to intervene when a man stole a box of cigars from the store near his work. a fellow security guard on duty said that man map -- man map manny zuniga saved him by diving
into the line of fire. two have been arrests. >> a suspect drunk driver charged in the death of a popular street vendor will appear in course after being accused of slamming into francisco hernandez stand on saturday. hernandez was working with his wife iris recovering in the hospital. >> and this man is a caused of robbing a 10-year old girl selling girl scout cookies at a san jose safeway girl. the cash box was returned and officers for the san jose police department bought the remaining cookies and throwing in a little center cash to help the troops. >> in southern california the evening old wood city council has approved plans to build a new football stadium for the st. louis rams days after plans were announced for a share stadium for the raiders and chargeers. the city council approved the $2 billion plan for the 80,000 seat stadium at a site of the former hollywood park race track about
25 minutes from the site eyed bit raiders. construction could begin by the end of the year to is the venue ready if the 2018 season. our reporter have more on how it could affect the raiders and the fans come up at the to which the hour. >> california voter have the final say on the ban on plastic bags. the legislature arememberred ban last summer and it would have been phased in starting in july but a trade group returned in 500,000 needed signatures to put the issue on the november 2016 ballot put the law on hold. the referendum will not affect cities that passed local bans. >> it is chilly. and not so dry. >> exactly. there is due this morning. the cool spot is to the north. mill valley and napa at 41.
calistoga at 40. san rafael at 44 degrees. 40 in san ramon. lafayette is 43. and 44 at brentwood. to the south, 3-d -- 49 cupertino. alameda is 52. half moon bay at 50. from the roof camera you can see the clouds are encroaching on the bay and will quickly turn over to sunshine and a few high clouds this afternoon. at the coast, they are breezy at 61 to 63 but the bay inland around 64 or 65 and top out at 68. san jose is looking at 87 near the shark tank under clear sky and as we head to tomorrow mid-60 at the coast and 70 around the bay and inland and breezy with thick are high clouds and it becomes unsettled on friday and saturday and low-to-mid 60s breezy and scattered light showers.
we are starting to see the southbound 680 building with a nice start. now the traffic is getting heavier. as we travel in the northbound direction, that the is same light traffic. we do have an accident we have been reporting in the southbound direction and minor injuries reported. a car hit a center divider and c.h.p. is doing a couple of traffic breaks on the lawns express -- on the lawrence expressway so we expect delays. northbound traffic is not affected. a spas getting busy, tracy to dublin 39 minutes. from antioch to concord, 101 to san francisco, 16 minutes. >> smiling faces have a lot of people angry. next apple's new emoji called "racist." one is defending the tech giant.
>> mr. curry goes to washington today. >> looking at sfo with no cancellations on southwest here but other airports could be affected because 100 airlines were taken out of service bulldog: oooh! mattress discounters' $197 mattress sale! television announcer: get a serta mattress any size for just $197 each piece when you buy the complete set. the $197 mattress sale... bulldog: oh boy! television announcer: ...is on now. ♪ mattress discounters ♪
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friends. a man said his dog ate the dog food made by purina and his dog died. the company seas there is a stringent guidelines in place. >> apple is facing harsh criticism as they roll out new emojis and releasing new icons we use when typing or texting that add diversity but users are unhappy with the racially diverse icons especially the yellow ones. some users think they are racist. a technical expert says this is in malintent and emojis were originally yellow. >> they are misunderstanding what it is. it is just a default neutral color and it always has been. >> right new the emojis are in the beta development stage. >> a hearing is underway for an
update on the earthquake early warning system in california to give schools and fire stations stations and train operators a heads up that an earthquake is ready to hit. japan and mexico have similar situations. president obama included $5 million for the budget for the early warning system but senator feinstein said the state and private businesses must step up and contribute their fair share too. the hearing in sacramento is underway at 1:30. president obama is vetoing a bill to force construction of the keystone xl pipeline which would be used to transport crude oil from canada to the gulf coast a top priority of the republican controlled congress and has become a flash point in the debate over climate change and the environment. republican leaders could try to override the veto but they are four votes short? the senate and 11 votes short in the house of representatives. >> steph curry could meet president obama at the white
house at the white house today to promote the u.n. "nothing but net antimalaria program," donating three nets for every three-point are he makes and he made five in the win over the walk wizards last night. after the game he said he was not sure if he would get to meet the president, a big hoops plan. today the white house celebrates progress made in fight against malaria after 10 years of american leadership. also at the event the president will announce the strategy for the next six years of the ma player why -- malaria initiative. i don't think the president wants any part of this visitor to the white house. >> i bet he would love to take him on he has said "i have for tell you, curry is the best shooter i have ever seen." how could he resist that challenge? >> easy. >> curry is smarter than that.
>> the secret service may have to help out there. >> no defense against the fog. >> only in petaluma. that is the only spot where there is fog down to quarter-mile otherwise a beautiful day on top. if you missed the sunset year this is what today will look like we. have a few high clouds rolling into the afternoon hours and isn't that gorgeous? we will look at what is going on right now as far as our winds and they are light and variable and only eight miles per hour and that is our fastest wind at oakland and everyone else is three to five to nothing around novato and napa and inland east bay and we have a knew low cloud s across san francisco and headed to port of oakland as we look through emeryville and berkeley toward the clouds and today, we are going do have the sunshine breakthrough the clouds and we will have a mild afternoon with temperatures above average, the warm of the hires tomorrow and we get
unsettled for friday and saturday with the chan of light showers and breezy to windy on friday into saturday. today, the breezes will be at the coast and that will keep you in the low-to-mid 60s and the rest of us in the mid-to-upper 60 from 65 at san francisco to richmond to 71 in cloverdale and santa cruz 67 on the boardwalk, and that is nice, and as is the case this morning, not is cold as year tomorrow we will bun the temperatures up a few more degrees, local 40s inland and 50 around san francisco and down the peninsula and inelse is in the mid-to-upper 40s for our coastal keeps and our bay shore neighborhoods. now, here is what will happen tomorrow 7:00 the lows to the north are over the ocean and it is picking up just a little bit of moisture and by friday evening, there you go, scatter showers are possible and the best chance with natural lifting, the winds are coming in from the west and the natural
lifting by the mountains so they get most of the moisture and even interest saturday we just have a scattering of light showers and hopefully, maybe 2-4" of snow in the sierra not were but at least it is something new. my seven-day forecast mid-60s at the coast, 70 for rest of us, and you will see low-to-mid 60 will dominate the forecast friday through tuesday and it is going to be calmer with no threat of wet weather sunday, monday and tuesday. >> we will start with mass transit and bart has 44 trains running on time right now and ace train one and three are not on time but they are early and later this morning for ace train 3 and 5 and 7 we have schoolchildren that are riding the trains so pick sure to say hi to them and caltrain has no delays and the tom toll plaza has metering lights turned on a few minutes ago and traffic is stacking up from the maze in oakland and the drive is going do take you ten minutes to make it great 580 up to the toll
plaza. in the north bay mike has been warning us of fog between santa rosa to rohnert park, the area shaded in orange as we traffic the weather and traffic is an indication of where the fog could affect the commute but not affecting anything. use the low beams but if you are headed to petaluma and novato and further to the south use san rafael into mill valley the waldo tunnel is at top speeds so drive carefully. >> a texas teacher is really going above and beyond for one of her students and last year a teacher learned a first grader needed a kidney transplant so she come teared to be -- she volunteered to be tested. the odds were 1 percent but a match was found and she was this. >> it took a while to wrap my head around it to think that i can do this i can sometime live
a remain no am life and i yet to make this amazing difference in matthew's life. >> she admits she is nervous but is ready to go. the transplant is scheduled for next month. >> show said the biggest wish is to see mathew next school. >> you can speed up the commute. for a price. >> destroyed if legislation than a second, the powerful home explosion that knocked firefighters off their feet. all caught on camera. stay tuned. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
400 job openings are available today at the job journal hiring event in concord. if you are looking for a job, go dot concord him ton on diamond boulevard. it runs from noon to 4:00 p.m. experts will be offering free resume critiques. today in fremont the metropolitan transportation commission is hosting a meeting to talk of plans to built express lanes in the bay area. the idea is to convert h.o.v. lanes to be paid express lanes between oakland and milpitas. they will have 28 express lanes on every highway in davis to morgan hill by 2035. this includes interstate 880 highways 92 and 84. today's meeting begins at 5:00 at fremont city hall. a dash camera captured a shock sight in new jersey: a until gas explosion reduced a house to
rubble in seconds. >> that is not rubble but small pieces of a house. 15 were hurt. two critically. seven of the injured are workers trying for locate the source of heat. eight emergency responders suffered concussion like symptoms from the shockwave. >> a boston man said he was drinking but was not drunk, he says, when the pickup launched off the upper deck of the freeway at an interstate taping down a light and a sign before plunging to the ground below. amaze billion the 33-year-old driver was not seriously hurt. massachusetts state police charged him with drunk drive, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. now a check on the weather and traffic starting with the weather. mike? >> pretty intense video. good morning, everyone, intense tree pollen.
maybe a scratchy throat yesterday with dry eyes and could you have the same situation today with pollen. mid-to-upper 60s through the central valley and sunshine. 81 in palm springs. the sierra shows the snow pack is less than last year at 19 percent compared to 23 percent. now, the seven-day forecast shows chances of snow on friday, saturday, monday and tuesday but only a couple of inches. sorry. leyla? >> too bad. here we go this is the richmond-san rafael bridge and that is the toll plaza and we have a big rig and cars moving into the toll plaza and only five minutes to get across the water to the north bay. watch out for fog if you are traveling into the north of say, mill valley or novato or petaluma and areas such as that as we take you to antioch that is where we see the slow going traffic at 12 miles per hour.
you can move along into pittsburg and then you are back on the brakes along 680 which is clear. and highway 24 nothing but top speeds and accident free. drive time traffic is green everywhere. >> deaths of increase as narcotic painkillers grow more popular and powerful. according to centers for disease control four out of five used prescription painkiller in 2012 took pills equal to or stronger that are morphine with oxycontin use riding and the centers for disease control says the number of people who die from the overdoses triples from 1999 to 2012. the agency called prescription painkiller abuse an epidemic. >> a strike at a concord refinery has led to dozens of little league teams being locked out. the fields are at the refinery
rot and tesoro closed the fields as a safety measure because of the we striker so for the last four weeks, 600 players on 48 teams have not been able to use their home field. union members say they did not intend to disrupt the players. >> we are not trying to stop little kids from playing baseball. at all. we are only striking if us. >> i had 15 teams that had to just go find grass. >> a spokesman told abc that the potential strike was discussed in john and the league representatives agreed that all activities should be suspended a president of one of the leagues said she was never consulted. >> now, newly released video show as pro football player moments after being forced to swim nine miles to save his life. remember we recorded on this? former miami dolphins rob conrad was in a fishing boat action and had to swim for 16 hours.
video shows him in the back of the car keeping warm under a blanket and drinking water. he was stung by a jelly fish and followed by sharks but he was not hurt. >> the national park service is asking for your cooperation in protecting the harbor seals along the marin county coast. it is season for the babies and starting sunday, several areas are close the for four months with in surfing, equal knewing, -- canoeings fishing or diving. never pick up what you think is an abandoned pup it is because just waiting for mom to return. >> other marine life story a sea turtle is cashing a special ride back to san diego on a coast guard training flight. 9 turtle in december was found dehydrateed one of half a dozen caught in the cold currents.
the turtle was taken to the aquarium in newport and is an endangered species, is airlifted to finish rehabilitation at seaworld in san diego and released this summer. >> where she live another 90 years or something like that. >> at 6:00, uber reward and what they plan on giving to any customers who call for a ride. >> a sent is continuing right nor after a high speed we chase we with a a passenger arrested
and what we are learning of the mother. >> caught on camera cab chaos. a bay area driver beaten by his passenger after a dispute. >> a look outside with our camera: expect a cloudy start to the morning. meteorologist mike nicco will tell us when the sun will arrive and who is that special neighborhood that is seeing fog this morning? the bay area? i am kristen sze. >> i am eric thomas with leyla gulen watching traffic and meteorologist mike nicco has the weather. the bay labs smooth. >> nice, doesn't it. the ferry ride will be calm. the winds are light. they are variable at best. petaluma at garfield or the other side of 101 bodega avenue western avenue, half mile visibility which is better than quarter-mile we had earlier. we have a few clouds and temperatures are just slightly warmer than yesterday on